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Head mount 22 64.71%
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Old 04-23-2012, 10:04 PM   #1
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Question Which POV camera angle do you like better?

Here's the GoPro on top of my helmet:




And here it is using the GoPro chest mount:



I think the chest mount is more interesting because it shows more of my bike in the frame -- but the Zumo blocks the view. So I'm thinking of moving the Zumo to a mount on the handlebars, just to get a better view for the GoPro with the chest mount.

Whaddya you think?
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Old 04-23-2012, 10:06 PM   #2
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the chest mount is better for porn, but I think the helmet mount gives a cooler perspective on motorcycle rides.
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Old 04-23-2012, 10:55 PM   #3
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I like the chest mount because i like that there is something in the foreground. when its on the helmet all you see is the trail and that gets boring.
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Old 04-24-2012, 04:30 AM   #4
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you have to buy the motorsport version, with the suction cup.
then you have:

on tank, any angle (actually high enough to go over the gps and still protected in the windshield, and easy to operate with one hand while riding, and you can check the dam red led to be sure.

on windshield, any angle including rear view with self in it

on fairing (I love the lower left angle showing the suspension), but the rear view side is neat too!

on rear fairing, showing my foot shifting, keep in mind this is a very wide angle cam, so you still see the road.

My hard cases are pretty glossy, I will certainly try, or stick one of these sticky mount.

In all cases, the sound of the engine is better, instead of wind noise taking over after 20mph.

Really, get the suction cup (and there are not vibration in the video, it is stiff enough).
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Old 04-24-2012, 06:34 AM   #5
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I like helmet mount done on the side and low (like off your jaw bone)--gives better perspective showing some of the bike controls and a more perceived eye-level view. The helmet top views just seem too high to me. JMO
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Old 04-24-2012, 07:29 AM   #6
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Great post. I just got my 'outdoor edition' GoPro yesterday and I was wondering the same things. Problem for me is I usually wear a flip-up helmet which nixes the idea of putting the camera on top.
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Old 04-24-2012, 08:24 AM   #7
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Top of the helmet.
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Old 04-24-2012, 10:15 AM   #8
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mount it on the rear
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Old 04-24-2012, 10:18 AM   #9
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Old 04-24-2012, 11:33 AM   #10
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I like helmet mount done on the side and low (like off your jaw bone)--gives better perspective showing some of the bike controls and a more perceived eye-level view. The helmet top views just seem too high to me. JMO
This is a good idea.
Another one is a shoulder mount.
Don't know how you would do it, but it would off set the camera enough to loose the Zumo from the main picture.
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Old 04-24-2012, 12:54 PM   #11
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Great post. I just got my 'outdoor edition' GoPro yesterday and I was wondering the same things. Problem for me is I usually wear a flip-up helmet which nixes the idea of putting the camera on top.
The first video in this thread was shot from the top of a flip-up helmet. You just have to make sure the camera is far back enough that it doesn't get hit when you flip up.
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Old 04-24-2012, 03:17 PM   #12
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I find the best mount is the mount that isn't in the same place the whole time. Unless it's one hell of a road, or you're following some incredible riders, the single viewpoint makes any video nearly unwatchable after just a few minutes. Ever notice how there are no TV shows or movies that are shot from just one camera angle. Move the camera around, shoot from interesting angles, splice it all together. Hell, there are some angles you can just throw in there from other times, nobody will know the difference.

I normally like the chest mount, but with the GPS so nicely centered in the frame and the windscreen distortion, it eats up nearly all the action.
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Old 04-24-2012, 05:03 PM   #13
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When you get around to assembly-edit of your video production, it's more interesting for folks "that were not there" , if the video camera angle changes once in awhile. So the answer to your question would be, mix it up once in awhile.

Footage all obtained from the same camera poz gets old. Swap it around, all good.
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Old 04-26-2012, 11:29 PM   #14
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All of them. The more angles you can get make the video more interesting.
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Old 05-01-2012, 07:36 PM   #15
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The chesty makes me feel like I have a man-bra on, as in Seinfeld. With a HERO 960, which does not have the LCD backpak on it, you have to learn to guess at the field of vision for the GoPro camera. You can waste a lot of video if the chesty has the camera where it chops off the heads or feet of your pictures. Still, every mount has a unique purpose. I love my aluminum bar and articulating arm mount for a lot of shots; especially because the fat guy don't get cut out of the shot with the wide angle lens. :-)

Here is a clip with it that I did earlier today. Just a brief neighborhood ride to test it for stability. My dogs, Dusty and Murph, love to woof at everything as we ride. :-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BREdzRdeEyo
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